Tribal Government

SaginawChippewa Indian Tribe Council

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Council is committed to providing information of interest to all its members, both on and off the reservation.

Our Tribal Council
( l to r:) Tim Davis (district 1),Ronnie Ekdahl, (Sgt. At Arms), Candace Benzinger (district 1), Kenny Sprague (district 1), Gayle Ruhl (Treasurer) ,Brent Jackson (Sub-Chief),Frank Cloutier (District #3/At-Large), Chief , Michelle Colwell (Secretary), Lindy Hunt (district 1),Amanda Oldman (district 1), Diana Grundahl (Tribal Chaplain) , Ron Nelson (district 2)

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Information Technology: Training
Information Technology: Training
The IT Technical Training Division is available to assist all associates within the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's organization. Our goal is to support and aid associates with their job duties and help them understand and effectively utilize the Microsoft Office Products. We offer a variety of instructor led Microsoft Office training sessions, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Publisher. We also offer ongoing Keyboarding courses to increase your typing efficiency.

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A selection from the Ziibiwing Cultural Center
A Ziibiwing Center Collection
With the help of our contributors in 2007, the ZC Collections Committee acquired 1,483 artifacts that are beneficial to the cultural and spiritual well-being of the tribe.

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Human Resources

The Human Resources Office of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe handles all recruitment, application and job placement for individuals interested in seeking employment here. There are a wide variety of available opportunities. The tribe supports an array of activities similar to what you find in any municipality, including hotel and gaming enterprises, governmental services, and educational administration.

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Job Hotline
Employment Center

2017 Youth Summit
Published: 7/21/2017 11:00:00 AM - Youth Council

The Youth Council will be hosting a Youth Summit from August 19-21, 2017 at the Soaring Eagle RV Park and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.
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Live Webcast: MIFO Opening Ceremony
Published: 7/21/2017 8:00:00 AM - Michigan Indian Family Olympics

Watch a live webcast from the MIFO opening ceremony from CMU's Bennett Track & Field on July 21, 2017 at 9am.
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Medicine Wheel Teachings Tonight, Thursday, July 20, 5PM-8PM
Published: 7/20/2017 1:00:00 PM - 7th Generation Programs

Join us for medicine wheel teachings tonight at 7th Generation. Free & open to the public!
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Group Exercise Schedule
Published: 7/17/2017 3:00:00 PM - Wellness Program

Click here to view complete schedule for July 2017.
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Medicine Wheel Teachings
Published: 7/17/2017 2:00:00 PM - 7th Generation Programs

Thursday, July 20, 5pm to 8pm ****Free & open to the public****
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Summer Fun Friday Challenge
Published: 7/13/2017 3:00:00 PM - Recreation

This week we will be going on a canoe trip Friday, July 14th at 8:30AM
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ORV Safety Class | August 16 9AM to 3PM
Published: 7/13/2017 2:00:00 PM - Police Dept. (TPD)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department will be hosting a FREE class on Wednesday , August 16th from 9am to 3pm at the Tribal Police Department.
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E. coli Results for the Chippewa River 7/12/17
Published: 7/13/2017 1:00:00 PM - Utilities Services

E. coli levels on the Chippewa River were sampled at School Rd bridge crossing, Meridian Park, Chipp-A-Waters Park, North Branch Chippewa River near Meridian Road and Chippewa Rd bridge crossing on Wednesday July 12, 2017.
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Sagamok Express Grand opening | July 14th 10AM
Published: 7/12/2017 2:00:00 PM - Migizi Economic Development Company

Saganing Sagamok Shell in Now Sagamok Express Mobile. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10:AM
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Nativefest Car Bingo | July 25 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Published: 7/12/2017 2:00:00 PM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

Car Bingo is less than 2 weeks away (Tuesday, July 25) so mark your calendars and come over to Ziibiwing! This year the jackpot is worth $1,200 in gift cards and certificates.
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American Indian Dance Performances
Saturdays, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
12PM – 5PM
Higher Education 2017 Eagle Spirit Award Banquet
Wednesday, July 12th
12PM - 2PM
Michigan Indian Family Olympics
Friday, July 21st
Nativefest Collection Showing
Saturday, July 29th - Monday, July 24th
5:30PM - 9PM
Nativefest Car Bingo
Tuesday, July 24th
5:30PM - 9PM
Nativefest Music & Comedy Night
Wednesday, July 26th
5:30PM - 9PM
SCIT Homecoming
July 27th
Annual Powwow
Friday, July 28th through 30th
Saginaw Chippewa Powwow Grounds
Tribal Community Activities July 2017
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  • Revenue Sharing

  • As of May 14, 2014, The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has distributed $225,428,719.54 to local businesses and schools. (-More-)
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  • Our Final Journey